Our ISB native Mandarin language classes may have a mix of students from a range of grade levels and we expect a wide range of levels of proficiency in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Teachers of our native language program will identify the proficiency level of each student in the four main skills and support each child to demonstrate continued growth and progress through differentiated instruction, and individualized support.
Our ISB native Mandarin language classes provide for a combination of independent study, with teacher support, and full group instruction around cultural aspects of the language being studied. Often there will be individualized approaches to learning due to the diverse ages and skills of the children in the class. The curriculum and emphasis of the class will also vary based on the needs of the learners in the class.